- What the Chipotle Calorie Counts Look Like for Every Single Menu Item
- How many calories any standard Chipotle order packs…
- Don’t forget the chips on the side…
- Or a margarita…
- If you’re still curious about what you’ll be buying at a Chipotle…
- Most Chipotle Orders Have More Than 1,000 Calories (and a full day’s worth of sodium)
- Meals around 545 calories
- Meals around 855 calories
- Meals around 1,070 calories
- Meals around 1,350 calories
- Meals around 1,790 calories
- The best way to lose weight boils down to these three things
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- The New Keto Salad Bowl from Chipotle
- The Healthiest and Worst Dishes to Order at Chipotle
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- How to Order Healthy at Chipotle
- Best & Worst Toppings
- Healthy Orders We Love
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What the Chipotle Calorie Counts Look Like for Every Single Menu Item
Chipotle Mexican Grill is good for two things: 1) stuffing your face with a filling smorgasbord of fast-casual quasi-Mexican grub at odd times of the day, and 2) defiantly not eating at McDonald’s.
In other words, you probably aren’t hitting up your local Chipotle in pursuit of a healthy meal. Nonetheless, it’s worth remembering that a typical Chipotle order might amount to almost 1,100 calories. Hey, it pays off to know what you’re putting in your body, and how heavy those things are.
To help you live your best life and avoid overdoing it at everyone’s favorite quesarito slinger, here are the caloric breakdowns of everything you’re eating when you eat at Chipotle. Since there are 65,000 combinations of ingredients, we’ve listed the individual ingredients out line by line.*
How many calories any standard Chipotle order packs…
Whether you get a burrito, burrito bowl, three-taco spread, or a salad, here are the calorie breakdowns every standard portion of individual Chipotle menu item contains. Taken together, you can use any combination of the following to make a burrito bowl.
- romaine lettuce: 5 calories
- tomatillo green-chili salsa: 15 calories
- fajita veggies: 20 calories
- fresh tomato salsa: 25 calories
- tomatillo red-chili salsa: 30 calories
- roasted chili-corn salsa: 80 calories
- cheese: 100 calories
- sour cream: 115 calories
- pinto beans: 115 calories
- black beans: 120 calories
- steak: 150 calories
- sofritas: 145 calories
- barbacoa: 165 calories
- chicken: 180 calories
- carnitas: 210 calories
- brown rice: 210 calories
- white rice: 210 calories
- guacamole: 230 calories
- chorizo: 300 calories
For burrito bowls, this is the caloric baseline, clocking in at about 705-1250 total calories, depending on your guac, protein selection, and additional fixings.
For burritos, add a flour tortilla (300 calories), and you’re looking at a range of about 1085-1550 total calories, depending on topping selections.
For salads, you might want to add the Chipotle vinaigrette (270 calories), for a baseline of about 1010-1530 calories, again, depending on topping selections.
Don’t forget the chips on the side…
If you like them with your meal, here’s the breakdown of what Chipotle’s nicely salted chips look like, per their calorie counts:
- chips: 570 calories
- chips and tomatillo green-chili salsa: 585 calories
- chips and fresh tomato salsa: 595 calories
- chips and tomatillo red-chili salsa: 600 calories
- chips and roasted chili-corn salsa: 650 calories
- chips and guacamole: 800 calories
Or a margarita…
Incidentally, Chipotle’s margaritas are not terrible, and they’re cheaper than you might typically pay for one in a big city like New York. (Definitely just go for the cheaper Sauza version if you’re going to pull the trigger.) Here’s the breakdown for these boozy drinks.
- Sauza margarita: 230 calories
- Patron margarita: 240 calories
If you’re still curious about what you’ll be buying at a Chipotle…
The chain has a helpful nutrition calculator you can use to tally up any number of meal combinations. Keep in mind, these won’t always be exact, as it all depends on how much your server gives you. Never be afraid to speak up if you’d like more (or less).
* Note: These are Chipotle’s officially publicized calorie counts. Individual orders will absolutely, definitely vary from what’s presented here.
Most Chipotle Orders Have More Than 1,000 Calories (and a full day’s worth of sodium)
At Chipotle, you have complete freedom to customize your order and build a burrito, bowl, or taco plate just how you like it. That means you can pile on the cheese, guac, and sour cream—or keep it basic with just meat, beans, and salsa.
But what you order and the way you customize it can take your meal in two directions: your burrito can turn out to be moderately healthy, or excessive in terms of fat, sodium, and calories.
With the help of a large sample of online orders (300 GrubHub orders, to be exact), The New York Times set out to answer a question that many of us are curious about when we walk into a Chipotle: How healthy is a normal Chipotle meal? The NYT writes,
Today, we have a ballpark estimate. The typical order at Chipotle has about 1,070 calories. That’s more than half of the calories that most adults are supposed to eat in an entire day. The recommended range for most adults is between 1,600 and 2,400.
If you look at the histogram below, which charts the distribution of calories for all online orders, you can see that a standard burrito and burrito bowl (with the typical additions of salsa, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, rice, and beans) is very likely to reach 1,000 calories.
The NYT data analysis reveals many more interesting Chipotle nutrition facts. “Chipotle customers can and do order meals with fewer than 650 calories, such as a cheese-free burrito bowl. On the other end of the spectrum, about one in 10 meals had more than 1,600 calories,” reports the NYT. Something else Chipotle fans should know: Most meals have a full day’s worth of sodium.
Below is a variety of actual meals across the calorie distribution, based on over 3,000 meals ordered on GrubHub, compiled by the New York Times.
Check out the full NYT article to find out more about the sodium and saturated fat content of Chipotle orders.
Meals around 545 calories
5% of meals had this many calories or fewer.
- steak crispy tacos (with salsa and sour cream)
- veggie bowl (with rice, pinto beans, fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, and cheese)
- carnitas burrito (with red chili salsa only)
Meals around 855 calories
25% of meals had this many calories or fewer.
- barbacoa soft tacos (with pinto beans, fresh tomato salsa, roasted chili corn salsa, cheese, sour cream, lettuce)
- chicken bowl (with rice, black beans, tomato salsa, sour cream, and guacamole)
- veggie burrito (with rice, fajita veggies, tomato green chili salsa, cheese, guac, lettuce)
Meals around 1,070 calories
50% of meals had this many calories or fewer.
- chicken burrito (with rice, black beans, roasted chile corn salsa, guacamole)
- steak burrito (with rice, tomatillo green chili salsa, sour cream, guac, lettuce)
- barbacoa burrito (with rice, pinto beans, fajita veggies, roasted chile corn salsa, cheese, sour cream, lettuce)
Meals around 1,350 calories
75% of meals had this many calories or fewer.
- steak bowl, chips, and fresh tomato salsa (with rice, black beans, fajita veggies, fresh tomato salsa, cheese, and sour cream)
- chicken soft tacos, chips, and guacamole (with fresh tomato salsa, cheese, and lettuce)
- veggie bowl, chips, and guacamole (with rice, black beans, fajita veggies, fresh tomato salsa, cheese, sour cream)
Meals around 1,790 calories
95% of meals had this many calories or fewer.
Sure, Chipotle offers food with integrity, but we’ve been down this road before when talking about clean labels at other chains, like Panera Bread. I’m all for food sourced from better ingredients, like poultry raised without antibiotics and food made without artificial additives, but while these sourcing practices are great, they don’t always indicate the healthfulness of every menu item.
Case in point: A burrito from Chipotle starts with a white flour tortilla, and may go further downhill with the addition of white rice. A few fillings later, including queso, cheese and sour cream, and you’ll wind up with a meal that clocks in at more than 1600 calories — the amount that meets the daily calorie requirements for many women. Even when considering that 2,000 calories is the amount that food labels list to standardize the daily values, this exceeds 80 percent of the daily needs for most people. Plus, all of those overly refined grains aren’t doing you any favors.
A burrito with all the fixings can clock in at more than 1600 calories — meeting the daily requirements for many women in one meal.
It’s easy to see how you can quickly take a wrong turn at Chipotle. But just as easily, you can create a variety of light, healthy, filling and incredibly delicious meals. As with many restaurant meals, customization is key! Here are some customization tips followed by some satisfying meal ideas.
Go easy on the guac
I hate to be the one to break the news, but it’s possible to get too much of a good thing. I frequently spot these healthy food portion problems among my clients, and the fact is, even healthy fare, including nuts, avocados (and avo-based foods, like guac) can be eaten in excess of our needs, which could be why your clothes aren’t fitting well. Get the guac on the side and use about half the amount they dish up.
Consider a half portion of brown rice
Quality carbs, including brown rice, black and pinto beans, and corn salsa, are easy to come by at Chipotle, but adding each of them to your bowl could put you on the other side of light. Don’t get weighed down with starchy carbs. Instead, choose a half portion of brown rice, or skip it in favor of extra veggies.
Double down on veggies
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Between the crunchy romaine, the flavorful fajita blend, and the zippy fresh tomato salsa, you can take any meal to the next level of healthy by doubling up on veggie portions.
Embrace the beans
Black beans and pinto beans are a prime source of fiber — between 7 and 8 grams, depending on which you choose. While we need 25 to 38 grams of this nutrient, most Americans get just 16 grams. Beyond fiber, beans have some pretty great perks. One recent study found that adding ½ to ¾ cup of pulses, which includes beans in addition to peas, lentils, and chickpeas, can prompt weight loss, even without other behavior changes (like killer workouts!). Because they’re a rich source of nutrients, eating beans can improve your overall diet quality, and they’ve also been shown to reduce your risk of diabetes and protect you from heart disease. At Chipotle, the beans are vegan, making them a great protein choice for people who don’t eat meat.
One recent study found that adding ½ to ¾ cup of pulses can prompt weight loss, even without other behavior changes.
Ask for a pinch of cheese
You know when you ask for a little cheese and the server goes in for a fistful? There’s nothing wrong with a little cheese, but there is a difference between a little and a lot. For most people, a big pinch is probably going to be a better portion than a fist.
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Go for a bowl
The giant soft flour tortilla that keeps the burrito fillings contained has four times a standard serving of processed grains. That means excessive amounts of calories and carbs. Beyond the obvious issues, the calories from processed foods like this burrito aren’t handled the same way in your body as whole foods. One four-year study found that eating refined grains and sweets was linked to small, but measurable weight gain, while eating more whole foods was linked to weight loss. Another study looking at two cheese sandwiches containing equal calories found that the women who consumed the whole foods version made with whole grain bread burned 50 percent more calories after the meal compared to those fed the white bread version. The bottom line: You’re better off leaving the processed, bread-y burrito behind.
Now that you know how to customize a healthy order at Chipotle, here’s how that translates to your plate.
- Burrito bowl: A half portion of brown rice, double romaine and fajita veggies, a portion of black beans, a protein (let’s say steak, which pairs perfectly with the other ingredients suggested here), a scoop of fresh tomato salsa, and a half serving of guac. This meal gets creaminess from the guac so you can skip the cheese in this instance. All told, you’ll get 15 grams of fiber and 36 grams of protein to curb hunger for hours. For similar nutrition stats, you could swap out the half portion of brown rice for a scoop of the corn salsa since corn is considered a whole grain.
- Salad bowl: Keep things even lighter by ordering a salad bowl. The romaine base, along with your choice of protein (such as chicken), black beans, flavorful fajita veggies, fresh tomato salsa, and a pinch of cheese provides 10 grams of fiber and 48 grams of protein, plus about 1/3 of your daily calcium and iron needs. Since the salsa and the fajita veggies are packed with flavor, you can skip the dressing or order it on the side to drizzle on as needed. If you’d like, add the corn salsa, which brings more whole grain fiber, and top with a dollop of guac.
While it’s easy to build fresh-tasting and nutritious meals at Chipotle, one thing to keep in mind is that even when carefully chosen, these meals are high in sodium, clocking in at about half of the upper amount you should eat in a day. This is notorious among restaurant fare so your best bet is to limit the meals you eat out, and when you do dine out, make sure to flush all that extra salt with plenty of water and fresh produce throughout the day. Fresh fruits and veggies provide potassium, which offsets some of the impact of sodium on blood pressure.
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The New Keto Salad Bowl from Chipotle
Chipotle has always been one of my favorite go to’s for keto friendly options, and they’ve made it even more official with the new Keto Salad Bowl! It’s especially great when you’re short on time or simply don’t feel like cooking.
If you order the Keto Salad Bowl as is, the ingredients are: Romaine lettuce, carnitas, hot salsa, cheese and guacamole.
Macros for the entire bowl: 590 Calories / 42g fat/ 32g protein/ 7g net carbs
I had the opportunity to try the new keto salad bowl from Chipotle, and it’s delicious! I also love to build my own salad bowls, so I decided to put together a complete list of all of the low carb/ keto friendly options available, so you’ll have it next time you’re ordering Chipotle!
Side note: Chipotle has a very easy to use Nutrition Calculator, that you can use to easily calculate the macros of your customized meal.
- Romaine – 2g carbs/ 1g net carbs / 10 calories /0g fat
- Chicken – 0g carbs/ 180 calories/ 7g fat
- Steak – 1g carbs/ 150 calories/ 6g fat
- Carnitas – 0g carbs/ 210 calories/ 12g fat
- Barbacoa – 2g carbs/ 170 calories/ 7g fat
- Chorizo – 2g carbs / 300 calories / 18g fat
- Fajita Toppings – 5g total carbs/4g net carbs/ 20 calories/ 0g fat
- Queso – 4g total carbs/ 3.5g net carbs/ 120 calories/ 8g fat
- Fresh Tomato Salsa – 4g total carbs/ 3g net carbs/ 25 calories/ 0g fat
- Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa – 4g total carbs/ 4 g net carbs/ 15 calories/ 5g fat
- Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa – 4g total carbs/ 3g net carbs/ 30 calories/ 5g fat
- Sour Cream – 2g total carbs/ 2g net carbs/ 110 calories/ 9g fat
- Cheese – 1g total carbs/ 1g net carbs/ 110 calories/ 8g fat
- Guacamole – 8g total carbs/ 2g net carbs/ 230 calories/ 3.5g fat
- Romaine Lettuce – 1g total carbs/ 0g net carbs/ 1 calorie/ 0g fat
My go-to chipotle order:
Romaine lettuce, Carnitas (or chicken), Fajita Veggies, Fresh tomato salsa, cheese, sour cream and guacamole. (Just as an FYI, this is a pretty large portion, so I only eat half, and save the rest for later!)
Delivery and Online Orders:
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The Healthiest and Worst Dishes to Order at Chipotle
It’s easy to go completely overboard with the toppings at Chipotle. Be careful—you could be eating 70 grams of fat in one sitting. Photograph courtesy of Flickr users Mike Saechang.
Just saying the word “Chipotle” is enough to make most people salivate. But those baby-size burritos can leave health-conscious folks a little wary. So to help you navigate the menu, Vienna-based dietitian Rima Kleiner has the skinny (and the fatty) on this beloved fast-but-fresh food spot.
“It’s not a bad choice for a healthful lunch. It’s got lots more options to make healthier choices than a lot of other fast food places,” she says. “There is a lot of sodium, but that’s just restaurant eating and not specific to Chipotle.”
So saltier meals are a given. If that’s not a big concern for you, read on for her breakdown of the menu—including the best and worst of the salads and the healthiest meal for kids.
• Burrito, with carnitas, cilantro-lime rice, sour cream, roasted chili corn salsa, and cheese: “On the surface it’s not that bad, but anything with a burrito-size flour tortilla and sour cream has a lot of calories, sodium, and fat,” Kleiner says. A burrito built this way clocks in at 910 calories, 40 grams of both fat and cholesterol, and almost a full day’s worth of sodium.
More Lunch Breaks
• Soft tacos, with barbacoa or chicken, rice, fajita vegetables, and green tomatillo salsa: Three of these soft tacos are 520 calories total, putting them in acceptable range for a proper meal. Kleiner says. “This has half the fat of the worst menu item, and adding the green salsa gives it nine grams of fiber, which is double the last meal.” There’s still 1,200 milligrams of sodium, though, so be extremely careful about your other meals during the day.
• Burrito bowl, with steak or chicken, brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies, guacamole, and green salsa: The best meal at Chipotle is one that skips the tortillas. This burrito bowl is a square 510 calories, 17 grams of fat, and an impressive 22 grams of fiber. “It’s got lean protein and heart-healthy fats that will give you a full feeling for longer. This is pretty good meal,” says our expert. Be sure to ask for half the normal amount of guacamole, as the dollop tends to be generous.
• Worst—lettuce, carnitas, pinto beans, chili-corn salsa, cheese, and chipotle-honey vinaigrette, with chips: “This salad is actually higher in fat and sodium than the worst meal on the menu,” Kleiner says. Between the pork, cheese, and honey-chipotle dressing, you’ll be eating 70 grams of fat, more than a day’s worth of sodium, and 1,330 calories if you have it with the chips (it’s 760 by itself).
• Best—lettuce, chicken or steak, black beans, fajita vegetables, and chipotle-honey vinaigrette: It’s a healthy 450 calories, and as long as you keep the dressing on the side, you’re in the clear with your fat intake. Plus at 925 milligrams of sodium, it’s the least salty option at Chipotle. Add a little guacamole if you’re concerned about staying full until dinnertime.
BONUS: BEST KIDS’ MENU OPTION
• Taco kit, with single soft taco, steak, black beans, and cheese: “In a kids’ meal, you’re looking for about 375 calories,” says Kleiner. “The steak is great because iron is a really important nutrition kids aren’t getting enough of. And the cheese is fine for kids because they need the calcium.” This meal is 355 calories with 10 grams of fiber, although the sodium remains a problem here, too. Swap juice for milk and share the side of chips.
Kleiner advises us to go for the smaller corn tortillas at Chipotle. “Burritos are good, but one tortilla has close to 300 calories, 80 of them from fat,” she explains. It’s also the second-highest sodium offender on the restaurant’s ingredient list (just behind the chipotle-honey vinaigrette). A good rule of thumb is to opt for brown rice, fajita veggies, and green salsa; they’ll give you the nutritional room to build the lunch you crave.
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How to Order Healthy at Chipotle
Can you go to Chipotle and still eat healthy? We break down how to order-from start to finish-and save you up to 900 calories.
Chipotle is one of the healthier fast-food joints: they only use fresh ingredients with no processed or artificial additives. That’s pretty impressive for a restaurant chain of their size. But even though Chipotle’s ingredients are better than most, you can still rack up the calories on a typical order.
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By using Chipotle’s Nutrition Calculator, we found that a Chipotle burrito can easily weigh in at over a thousand calories. For example, if you ordered a burrito with carnitas, brown rice, pinto beans, fresh tomato salsa, cheese and guacamole, you’d be consuming a whopping 1,235 calories. Depending on your needs, that could be a day’s worth of calories, in just one burrito.
At EatingWell, we love Chipotle as much as the next person. But even the best-intentioned customer can go overboard if they’re not careful about their choice of ingredients. Here’s our guide to ordering the healthiest meal-that’s still darn tasty-at Chipotle.
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1. Choose a bowl or salad
Opt for the bowl or salad, as a large flour tortilla alone contains 320 calories and 600 mg of sodium. The corn and flour taco shells aren’t much better, coming in at 200 and 250 calories, respectively, just for the shell. Don’t waste your calories here; save ’em for the good stuff on the inside.
2. Pick your favorite protein
There isn’t a huge range of calories in this category-the lowest are steak and sofritas (both with 150 calories) and the highest is carnitas (210 calories). We say go ahead and order your favorite; however, keep an eye on the sodium content, which is pretty high in these ingredients. For example, the sofritas has 560 mg per serving.
3. Eat your beans
Beans provide a substantial 8 grams of plant-based protein to your order. Black and pinto beans, both 130 calories, are virtually nutritional equals, so choose your preferred taste here.
4. Choose brown rice
The brown rice contains less sodium and more fiber than the white rice. If you did choose the burrito or tacos, skip the rice (210 calories) altogether since you’re getting your grains in your shell.
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Best & Worst Toppings
Load Up on These
Double up on the fajita vegetables, sautéed peppers and onions. They’re low in calories-just 20 per serving-and high in fiber, plus vitamins and minerals (yay, veggies!).
Romaine lettuce adds only 5 calories while providing lots of freshness and crunch.
When it comes to the guacamole, we think it’s worth the splurge (we know guac is extra!). Avocados are nutrient-dense and filled with heart-healthy fats, but the guacamole does deliver 230 calories. If you love guac, it can be worth the extra $$$ and calories for the nutrition and flavor boost.
Choose These Sparingly
Dairy: Sour Cream, Queso, Cheese
The sour cream (110 calories), queso (120 calories), and shredded Monterey Jack cheese (110 calories) can quickly cause your total calorie count to rocket. If you really can’t go without something creamy or cheesy, choose just one. Hot tip: you can always ask for a half-order of these toppings.
Chipotle offers four different salsas: fresh tomato, roasted chili-corn, tomatillo-green chili, and tomatillo-red chili. Fresh tomato is light in calories (25 per serving), but packs in the sodium-550 mg per serving! The corn salsa contributes 80 calories and 330 mg of sodium, so we recommend choosing either of the tomatillos. We love the green chili version (15 calories and 260 mg sodium), which packs enough spice to boost the flavor and maybe even your metabolism (capsaicin, a compound in hot chile peppers, can rev your metabolism).
The vinaigrette slips in 220 calories and 850 mg of sodium. If you’ve loaded on the toppings, give your salad or bowl a quick toss to mix up the ingredients, and it shouldn’t need any extra dressing. If you’re hankering for dressing, ask for it on the side and use it sparingly.
A single serving contains 540 calories, which could end up doubling the calories of your entire meal.
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Healthy Orders We Love
Here are some combos you can feel good about ordering, plus how they compare to that monster burrito. While we’ve worked to trim the calories, know that the sodium on all these orders is a little high, which is typical for restaurant food. Compare the following to the “Calorie-Bomb Burrito” we created: a burrito with carnitas, brown rice, pinto beans, fresh tomato salsa, cheese and guacamole. That burrito weighs in at 1,235 calories, 51 grams of protein, and 2,560 mg of sodium.
The Lighter Bite:
If you’re really trying to reduce your calorie intake, order a salad with steak, black beans, fajita vegetables and tomatillo-green chili salsa (and no dressing).
Protein: 31 g
Sodium: 955 mg
The Protein Powerhouse:
Extra-hungry after a hard workout and need some extra protein? This combination has got you covered: a bowl with chicken, brown rice, pinto beans, shredded cheese, and tomatillo-red chili salsa.
Protein: 50 g
Sodium: 1,400 mg
Do you follow a vegan diet? Order this: a bowl with sofritas, brown rice, pinto beans, fajita vegetables, roasted chili-corn salsa and guacamole.
Protein: 26 g
Sodium: 1,810 mg
If you find yourself ordering with your eyes, unable to resist piling on a spoonful of everything (it happens to the best of us) order ahead of time with their app. You can choose a healthy meal before you’re tempted by the options and skip the line.
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Chipotle Menu Prices 2017
Searching for Chipotle Menu Prices for 2017? On this page you will find a complete overview of Chipotle Menu Prices. This is the most recent list online of the Chipotle Prices. You will also find information about Chipotle catering menu prices, chipotle nutrion facts, opening hours and locations. In addition, we have looked up some fun facts about Chipotle.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is one of the fastest growing fast-food restaurant chains in America. Chipotle is famous for their focus on organic, local and traditional ingredients. This restaurant mainly serves Mexican-inspired food for reasonable prices. According to many, the burritos and tacos are to die for!
Chipotle has six main entrees that includes Burritos, Burrito Bowls, Crispy Corn Tacos, Soft Corn Tacos, Soft Flour Tacos and Salads. Given the fact that you can customize each main entree with ingredients of your own choice, it´s safe to say that the possibilities are endless! Fill it with your choice of meat or organic tofu and choose your favourite rice, beans and fajita veggies. Then top it off salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cheese and romaine lettuce etc. There are also different side dishes and beverages you can choose from.
For more information on Chipotle Mexican Grill, visit the official Chipotle website.
Chipotle Menu Prices
Do you want to take a look at the Chipotle Menu Prices before visiting the restaurant itself? Well, we have the just the solution for you. On this page, you will find a breakdown of Chipotle Menu Prices. The list comprises of the most recent updates of menu prices.
Chipotle Mexican Grill was founded by Steve Ells. Ells had to borrow money from his father in order to open Chipotle. In 1993 the first Chipotle opened its doors in Denver, Colorado. Till this day, Steve Ells is still the chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle.
In 1998 McDonald’s made a major investment in Chipotle. This made it possible for Chipotle to grow from 16 locations to 500, without any franchises!
But Ells wanted more and introduced the Food with Integrity-program. The Food with Integrity represents the promise of Chipotle to use the best possible ingredients, produced with respect for the animals, the environment and the farmers. This program affects the entire production of Chipotle. For example, they buy as much as possible from small farmers, they have a preference for local products (within a circle of 550 kilometers of each location), they use as much as possible organic products and they choose for traditionally bred and healthy livestock.
Chipotle Catering Prices
Are you searching for the Chipotle catering menu with the prices? We have put together a list of Chipotle Catering menu prices.
Chipotle Nutrition Facts
Do you want more information about the chipotle calories? Go to the Chipotle Nutrition Facts page.
Chipotle Opening Hours
For the most part, Chipotle Restaurants are open 7 days a week. Nonetheless, the opening hours vary from one outlet to another. Some outlets do not serve breakfast as well. Here are the opening hours.
Monday – Sunday 11am to 10 pm
You need to call the restaurant in advance during special holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas to find out the opening hours for the specific outlet you want to visit.
Chipotle Locations Near Me
Find your ideal Chipotle restaurant with ease using our help. Here is Chipotle’s restaurant locator, which you can conveniently use to pinpoint the nearest restaurant from where you are located.
Chipotle Nutrition Info
Check out Chipotle nutrition facts to quench your curiosity over how many calories or carbs are in your burrito, but don’t worry too much when dining at this restaurant. Chipotle prides itself on using premium fresh ingredients, a huge basis of their well-established success in selling consistently delicious burritos.
Without much more than real, natural ingredients being put into your food, just kick back and enjoy the meal. If you still have to see how much you just ate, just scroll down to check out your favorite entrée or side.
Even the Chipotle secret menu features some ways to make your meal more healthy, even though it also gives you options to do just the opposite.
If you look below you will find a full list of Chipotle Nutrition tables. These are included alongside commonly asked questions about this chain and its nutrition, including:
- Is Chipotle Bad For You?
- Is Chipotle Healthy?
- Is Chipotle Fast Food?
- How Many Calories are in a Chipotle Burrito?
Just make sure you read in-between and after these Chipotle Nutrition info tables to find answers to these questions.
Is Chipotle Bad for You?
Not so long ago the New York Times did a study on the amount of calories in the average Chipotle order. They determined that there was more than 1,000 calories in every single order. That doesn’t mean there aren’t lower calories option though, it just means that people prefer not to use them.
It’s Mexican food, which isn’t really that bad for you, but it is also fast food, which is. There are a lot of processed beans and meats; a lot of salt and empty carbs; a lot of fats. However, Chipotle nutrition is what you make of it. If you want to cut back on the calories, then there is nothing stopping you.
You just need to cut back on the cheese, the salt and everything else that is bad for you. You can use the Chipotle nutrition table so this page as a guide, but here are some tips that can help you out:
- Sauce: Salsa is often low in calories, and is a healthier choice than guac and sour cream.
- Cheese: You don’t have to avoid it altogether, but keep it to a minimum.
- Carbs: Cut out the carbs by getting a bowl or a salad. You can also opt for a lettuce wrap.
- Filling: Skip the beef and go for fish. If you’re a veggie, go for fresh beans and not refried beans. Veggies are also a great option all round.
Is Chipotle Gluten Free?
You can skip the tortilla and the tacos and opt for bowls, salads and lettuce wraps. Anything that is no-carb is usually gluten free and there are often plenty of options at Mexican chains like this. The Chipotle menu is full of options for everyone to enjoy.
Really, the flour tortillas are the only major thing that contain gluten at Chipotle. This is one of the best and the naughtiest parts of the menu and one that makes their burritos complete. But you can still make a great meal without them.
How Healthy is Chipotle?
If you want to eat healthier at Chipotle than you can. The Chipotle nutrition tables show you that this chain is what you make of it. So, skip cream and cheese, skip the carbs altogether and focus on salads and everything else that is good for you.
Chipotle Halloween specials are well worth skipping on the scares and dropping into your local restaurant. There are “Boorito” deals that can give you great tasting menu classics for just a few dollars. You’ll get much more bang for your buck on this day and there are new celebrations launched every year it seems.
Very few fast food chains do anything special for Halloween, but Chipotle are one of the ones that do. If you’re new to fast food celebrations, then be sure to checkout the Chipotle menu on this day. You will not be disappointed.
Chipotle Food Poisoning
There have been a few food poisoning outbreaks in Chipotle locations around the world. These can happen in all restaurants, but because health and safety is something that fast food chains focus so heavily on, outbreaks are very rare there. Chipotle food poisoning cases therefore generate a lot of public interest and the stories of such outbreaks spread around the world, even to countries that don’t have Chipotle locations.
In terms of outbreaks, 2015 was the worst year for the company by a long way. There were outbreaks of E. Coli, Norovirus and Salmonella. In fact, there were multiple outbreaks of E.Coli, no doubt leading to a lot of stress and frustration in head office.
In early 2016, all Chipotle locations actually closed because of outbreaks. They tried a new head of safety, made a great number of changes and saw some impressive results. However, despite those results, the outbreaks clearly had a negative impact as sales dropped throughout that period and in the months that followed.
How Many Calories in a Chipotle Burrito?
It entirely depends on what you put in that burrito, as you can order this dish in a number of ways. Let’s assume that you opt for a flour tortilla, some chicken, some rice and some pinto beans. That will put you on over 300 calories before you even add the sauces and any extras that you want. It’s a lot, but these are big and tasty burritos, so they are worth it and the will definitely fill you up.
What Does Chipotle Mean?
Chipotle is actually a common name for a sauce. The word itself, however, comes from the name for a smoked and dried pepper in the Nahuatl language. This language is native to Mexico and is spoken by just under 2 million people today.
Is Chipotle Fast Food?
Of course! This is a question we get asked a lot and we’re not sure why. It is the definition of fast food. It’s cheap, it’s tasty, it’s energy-dense and it’s served quickly. The reason people are asking this is likely because of the casual dining setting, which is often labelled as quick-service. But it’s really the same thing as Taco Bell, Qdoba and even KFC, to an extent.
What is Barbecue Chipotle?
At the fast food chain, this is just barbecued meats in a bowl or burrito. In general, it’s typically a marinade that is used to coat barbecued meats such as chicken, pork or steak. It works best with chicken and is great with wings.
How to Make Chipotle Mayo?
This actually a very easy sauce to make. Just get some mayo, add some sour cream, lime juice and a few chilis. It really is that simple and you can tweak to taste. You may want more spice or more creaminess, you may want more acidity. You can also finish off with a pinch of salt for that extra depth.
Looking for the nutrition facts for everything on the Chipotle menu? We have the serving size, calories, fat, protein and carbs for just about every item that Chipotle offers.
To start, we’ve sorted their food offers into categories: .
Is there a menu item from Chipotle that we’re missing, or you’d like to see? Let us know!
Date Modified – 01/17/2020
Fresh Mex: Not Always Healthy Mex
Chipotle, the fast-growing, McDonald’s- affiliated fresh-Mex chain, doesn’t disclose the calorie or saturated fat content of its burritos. But the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)–the “food police” that blew the whistle on the fat content of popular Italian, Chinese, and fast-food restaurant fare–sent some of Chipotle’s most popular burritos to an independent laboratory for analysis. Those results–as well as nutrition numbers provided by Chipotle’s competition–are exposed in the October issue of CSPI’s Nutrition Action Healthletter.
First of all, says CSPI, fresh Mex-restaurants offer a lot of things fast food restaurants don’t. Fresh veggies, grilled seafood and chicken, salsas, and beans abound. It’s certainly possible to get a healthful meal relatively low in saturated fat and high in dietary fiber. But some menu items can easily top 1,000 calories–and just about everything has too much salt. That’s more calories than the vast majority of sandwiches or fast-food burgers, according to CSPI.
“Fresh Mex chains cultivate an aura of healthfulness, and sometimes it’s deserved,” said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. “But because Chipotle doesn’t reveal calories or other nutrition information, most people wouldn’t have a clue that a Vegetarian Burrito is the equivalent of an overstuffed corned beef sandwich–plus 350 calories. Chipotle’s Carnitas Burrito is like an artillery shell filled with a day’s worth of saturated fat and sodium.”
Among CSPI’s findings:
- Chipotle’s Chicken Burrito (with black beans, rice, cheese, and salsa) weighs in at nearly 1,000 calories and 12 grams of saturated fat.
- Chipotle’s Vegetarian Burrito (with black beans, rice, cheese, guacamole, and salsa) weighs over a pound and provides 1,120 calories and three-quarters of a day’s worth of saturated fat (14 grams).
- Chipotle’s Barbacoa Burrito (with shredded beef, pinto beans, rice, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa) hits nearly 1,300 calories and three-quarters of a day’s worth of saturated fat. That’s the equivalent of a Quarter Pounder, a large order of fries, and a large Coke.
- Chipotle’s Chicken Burrito Bols–burritos without the 340-calorie flour tortillas–are CSPI’s only recommended “Better Bites” at Chipotle. A Bol with chicken, black beans, lettuce, and salsa, has just 430 calories and four grams of saturated fat. Rice instead of lettuce adds about 200 calories.
If you want a Chipotle Burrito and not a Bowl, CSPI advises consumers holding the cheese and sour cream. That can save 200 calories and a half a day’s worth of saturated fat. We estimate that skipping the rice could save 200 calories more. And most Chipotle Burritos are big enough for two meals: Just ask your server to wrap each half separately.
Baja Fresh, a Wendy’s-owned chain, has much more than burritos. Its chicken, cheese, or steak Quesadillas average 1,230 calories and have a nearly two days’ worth of artery-clogging saturated fat. That’s like having three Quarter Pounders with another half-day’s sat fat thrown in, according to CSPI. Baja’s Nachos are even worse. With a day’s worth of calories (2,000) and sodium (2,890) with two days’ worth (39 grams) of saturated fat, the average order of nachos (made with steak, chicken, or just cheese) is worse than four Quarter Pounders.
Some Baja Fresh dishes CSPI recommends include:
- Baja’s Chicken or Seafood Ensaladas. These generous salads, topped with chicken or seafood, have about 300 calories and no more than four grams of saturated fat.
- One Baja Style Taco with chicken, steak, or seafood has around 200 calories and a gram or two of saturated fat to make two equal a reasonable lunch.
- Baja’s Bare Burrito, made with chicken, beans, rice, vegetables, salsa, and dressing has no tortilla and is served in a bowl. The Vegetarian Bare Burrito has cheese and lettuce instead of chicken. Both fall in the 600-calorie range.
- Baja’s Chicken Fajitas (without sour cream or guacamole) have around 1,100 calories–certainly not diet food–but only two to five grams of saturated fat.
The Nutrition Action Healthletter article also evaluates menu items at two smaller, regional chains, Rubio’s and La Salsa. CSPI praises Rubio’s HealthMex menu, which has burritos, tacos, and a platter lower in calories and saturated fat than similar menu items at nearly any chain. La Salsa’s Mexico City Tacos and Baja Style Shrimp Tacos won Better Bite ratings. But CSPI only recommends La Salsa’s 1,480-calorie El Champion burrito for those with a champion cardiac surgeon.
“You get a lot of good things at a fresh-Mex joint that you won’t find under the golden arches,” Jacobson said. “But it’s a shame Chipotle and its ilk can’t show more restraint with the fat, salt, and portion sizes–especially since none of these chains posts calorie information on menu boards.”